Sierra Nevada Corporation Selects United Launch Alliance Atlas V for first two Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Missions
SPARKS, Nev., July 19, 2017 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the Atlas V rocket for the first two missions of its Dream Chaser spacecraft. The Dream Chaser is scheduled to go to the International Space Station around 2020 for cargo resupply services as part of NASA’s CRS2 contract.
“SNC recognizes the proven reliability of the Atlas V rocket and its availability and schedule performance makes it the right choice for the first two flights of the Dream Chaser,” said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president of SNC's Space Systems business area. “ULA is an important player in the market and we appreciate their history and continued contributions to space flights and are pleased to support the aerospace community in Colorado and Alabama,” added Sirangelo.
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About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Recognized as one of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space," Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provides customer-focused advanced technology solutions in the areas of space, aviation, electronics and systems integration. SNC's diverse technologies are used in applications including space exploration and satellites, aircraft integrations, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, scientific research and infrastructure protection. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, with a workforce of more than 3,000 personnel in 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany and Turkey providing global support to customers.
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